The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Just days after the global sigh of relief regarding the upcoming United States-North Korea Summit, world opinion swung back into bitter criticism over the Trump Administration’s announcement that it was scrapping America’s participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal, the penultimate diplomatic legacy of the Obama […]

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk What is this disturbing nonsense we sometimes hear about a “Vietnam model” for permanent peace on the Korean peninsula? Whoever’s talking about that either has to be joking or is totally unaware of the tragedy that befell South Vietnam after the signing of the “Paris peace accords” that were […]

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Kuala Lumpur. The return to office as Prime Minister of Malaysia of Dr Mahathir Mohamed, 92, on May 10, 2018, was expected to change the tone of affairs both within Malaysia as well as within the region. Significantly, it is not Dr Mahathir’s age which was at […]

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqis started voting on May 12 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State (IS) and routed the extremist group from most Iraqi territory last year. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, a Shi’a who has sought to balance the competing influences […]

Traitor: John Kerry ends his public service career as it started

Traitor: John Kerry ends his public service career as it started

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner John Kerry committed treason. The Boston Globe recently revealed that the former secretary of state conducted “shadow diplomacy” with Iran’s foreign minister. The goal: to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal crafted by Kerry and then-President Obama. President Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. is pulling out of the […]

The summit that could end a 65-year Cold War: Great expectations, greater ifs . . .

The summit that could end a 65-year Cold War: Great expectations, greater ifs . . .

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid startling twists, turns and tribulations, the United States is preparing for a once improbable Summit meeting with North Korea to defuse Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threat. Earlier in the year the “experts” and those who instinctively know better were predicting a probable […]

President Trump ‘nukes’ Iran deal: Full text

President Trump ‘nukes’ Iran deal: Full text

Special to WorldTribune , May 8, 2018 My fellow Americans, today I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror. It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias, such […]

Both Koreas and the world want to know: What is Trump thinking?

Both Koreas and the world want to know: What is Trump thinking?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Forget about the U.S. pulling troops from Korea any time soon. It’s not going to happen, at least to judge by the denials from the White House and President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton. “Utter nonsense,” was all Bolton had to say about a report that Trump had […]

Israel ‘adjusts’ role in U.S. exercises as tension builds on northern border

Israel ‘adjusts’ role in U.S. exercises as tension builds on northern border

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Israel pulled its F-15s from a U.S. exercise in Alaska amid increased tension on the Jewish state’s northern border. U.S. Air Force public affairs officer Kitsana Dounglomchan said Israel decided not to send F-15s to the two-week-long Red Flag drill, which runs between April 26 – May 11 out of […]

Chinese ‘military grade’ lasers injure two U.S. airmen in Djibouti

Chinese ‘military grade’ lasers injure two U.S. airmen in Djibouti

by WorldTribune Staff, May 4, 2018 The United States filed a formal diplomatic complaint after two U.S. airmen were injured by a Chinese laser in Djibouti, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said. Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Sheryll Klinke said the injuries were the result of an incident in which two pilots of a C-130 aircraft […]